By Steve Hunley, Publisher

Governor Bill Haslam recently announced the appointment of Knoxville businessman Randy Boyd as Special Advisor on higher education.  Boyd, founder and owner of Radio Systems Corporation, has given both generously of his time and money to help education.

Boyd has yet again demonstrated his commitment to education in our community by accepting a full-time appointment without pay.  Whether or not one agrees entirely with Mr. Boyd’s views, one has to admire his community spirit and dedication to helping others.

Randy Boyd is an exemplary example of a person who has achieved great success in business, creating jobs and paying taxes, giving back to the community well beyond what anyone has the right to expect.

Governor Haslam should be commended for his wisdom in asking Randy Boyd to join his administration and a debt of gratitude is owed to Randy Boyd by Tennesseans.